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Kuikka, Matti; Kitola, Markus; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Time pressures often necessitate the use of more efficient exam tools, such as electronic exams (e-exams), instead of traditional paper exams. However, teachers may face challenges when introducing e-exams in a higher education context. This paper describes what kinds of challenges teachers may face when introducing e-exams, based on experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
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Reed, Peter – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Further to earlier work carried out by the student union (SU) along with strategic discussions regarding technology-enhanced learning (TEL), this research aimed to identify the attitudes and experience of teaching staff in relation to specific uses of technology in learning and teaching. Data obtained through an online questionnaire (n = 100)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Online Surveys
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Pedro, Luís; Santos, Carlos; Almeida, Sara Filipa; Ramos, Fernando; Moreira, António; Almeida, Margarida; Antunes, Maria João – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper aims to assess the relevance and usefulness of the SAPO Campus recommender system, through the analysis of students' and teachers' opinions. Recommender systems, assuming a "technology-driven" approach, have been designed with the primary goal of predicting user interests based on the implicit analysis of their actions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Orlando, Joanne – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
While digital technology has become a significant resource for contemporary schooling, we still have little understanding of how these resources shape teachers' scholarly practices and what support is needed to improve and move forward. This paper reports on a 5-year qualitative, longitudinal study on the scholarly practices of a small number of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Practices, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Jefferis, Helen – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Online communication is increasingly used in education, but it is not without problems. One significant difficulty is a lack of social presence. Social presence relates to the need for users of technology-based communication to perceive each other as real people. Low social presence can be a particular issue in text-based, asynchronous systems…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Stafford, Tom; Elgueta, Herman; Cameron, Harriet – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
We introduced voluntary wiki-based exercises to a long-running cognitive psychology course, part of the core curriculum for an undergraduate degree in psychology. Over 2 yearly cohorts, students who used the wiki more also scored higher on the final written exam. Using regression analysis, it is possible to account for students' tendency to score…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Predictor Variables, Student Participation, Test Format
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Scott, Karen M. – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
As universities invest in the development of e-learning resources, e-learning sustainability has come under consideration. This has largely focused on the challenges and facilitators of organisational and technological sustainability and scalability, and professional development. Little research has examined the experience of a teacher dealing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Sustainability, Faculty Development
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Bennett, Liz; Folley, Sue – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This paper explores the experiences of two doctoral students who embraced Web 2.0 tools in their digital scholarship practices. The paper gives an insider perspective of the challenges and potential of working with online tools, such as blogs, and participating in online communities, such as Twitter's #phdchat. We explore by drawing on our…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Scholarship, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Di Blas, Nicoletta; Fiore, Alessandro; Mainetti, Luca; Vergallo, Roberto; Paolini, Paolo – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
The TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge) model presents the three types of knowledge that are necessary to implement a successful technology-based educational activity. It highlights how the intersections between TPK (Technological Pedagogical Knowledge), PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) and TCK (Technological Content Knowledge)…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Resources, Educational Experience, Internet
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Mertens, Anne; Stöter, Joachim; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Teaching and assessment in higher education institutions are increasingly supported by digital tools and services. Students, however, perceive and value the importance of such e-learning offerings in very diverse ways. The goal of this article is to examine which predictors significantly influence students' perceptions of the value of digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Hall, Richard; Atkins, Lucy; Fraser, Josie – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Despite the growing interest in digital literacy within educational policy, guidance for secondary educators in terms of how digital literacy translates into the classroom is lacking. As a result, many teachers feel ill-prepared to support their learners in using technology effectively. The DigiLit Leicester project created an infrastructure for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes
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Habel, Chad; Stubbs, Matthew – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This article reports on an action-research project designed to investigate the effect of a technological intervention on the complex interactions between student engagement, participation, attendance and preparation in a large lecture delivered as part of a compulsory first-year law course, a discipline which has not been the focus of any previous…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Voting, Law Students, Law Schools
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Fresen, Jill W.; Hill, Robin K.; Geng, Fawei – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
The collection of electronic course templates suggested in this article results from collaborative investigation between instructional support staff and academic staff users of the virtual learning environment (VLE) at two institutions, one in the United Kingdom and the other in the United States. The particular VLE in use at both institutions was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Models
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Ellis, Cathy; Dyer, Alec; Thompson, Dominic – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This study set out to explore the use of the Internet in peer-to-peer learning environments within vocational education and training and to investigate whether this approach could replace traditional teaching and learning. A mixed methods design, including classroom observations, design experiments, interviews and questionnaires was adopted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Cochrane, Thomas; Antonczak, Laurent; Keegan, Helen; Narayan, Vickel – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
Moving innovation in teaching and learning beyond isolated short-term projects is one of the holy grails of educational technology research, which is littered with the debris of a constant stream of comparative studies demonstrating no significant difference between innovative technologies and traditional pedagogical approaches. Meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Innovation, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods
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